'My body my choice’: Busy Philipps shares important call to action in latest Instagram post
Actress Busy Philipps took to Instagram on Monday to share an important message about the impending Supreme Court decision that could overturn Roe v. Wade.
In the photo, Philipps is wearing no pants and a yellow T-shirt with the phrase “My body, my choice," written across it.
“HI! IT’S YOUR MONDAY MORNING REMINDER THAT THERE IS NO EQUALITY WITHOUT BODILY AUTONOMY,” Philipps began the caption.
“The Supreme Court decision which will overturn Roe is going to happen any day now but *we know* that ABORTIONS WILL CONTINUE NO MATTER WHAT- please swipe for resources and please remember to sign up for Operation Save Abortion via @abortionfront which is happening Sunday July 17 - it’s a full day of training on abortion activism and how you can show up for abortion for everyone in your immediate community,” Philipps wrote.
In May, a draft opinion from the Supreme Court was leaked, revealing that the court may overturn Roe v. Wade, which has made abortion legal in the U.S. for more than 50 years.
Philipps also shared a series of hotlines for people seeking abortions and related aid.
Additionally, the actress shared a snippet from a New York Times article detailing the very real ways in which the abortion ban has been affecting people.
“The last slide is from an article in The NY Times about the devastating effects of the abortion ban in Poland. I’ll link to the article in stories. I need you all to be ready and informed because I don’t want anyone you love to die because of the abject failure of our government,” she wrote.
Phillips has been vocal about her abortion experience in the past and opened up about having an abortion at 15 during an episode of her late night show, Busy Tonight.
“The statistic is one in four women will have an abortion before the age of 45 and that statistic sometimes surprises people and maybe you're sitting there thinking ‘I don’t know a woman who would have an abortion,’ well you know me,” she said.
She then took to Twitter where she turned the phrase into a hashtag and encouraged users to share their abortion stories using the hashtag, #Youknowme.
1 in 4 women have had an abortion. Many people think they don't know someone who has, but #youknowme. So let's do this: if you are also the 1 in 4, let's share it and start to end the shame. Use #youknowme and share your truth.
— Busy Philipps (@BusyPhilipps) May 15, 2019
The call for stories came after governors in Georgia and Alabama signed bills banning abortion.
Hundreds of women utilized Philipps’s hashtag to share their abortion stories and show just how common the procedure was.
Philipps later said that she wasn't hesitant to share her abortion story and doesn't regret it in the slightest.
"It’s not brave for me to say I had an abortion at 15, because it’s a medical thing—a thing, a choice that I made, and I don’t regret it at all,” said Philipps during a Goop summit.
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